REVIEW: Retcon #4

Publisher: Image
Writer: Matt Nixon
Artist: Toby Cypress
Colourist: Toby Cypress
Release Date: Out Now!

Price: $3.99  Print & Digital

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What do you do when your car has a flat battery and won’t start? Easy, you get a jump start, right? Well, in Retcon #4 that’s exactly what the aliens in a spacecraft that crash landed on Jupiter millennia ago are going to do. No problem except instead of calling a breakdown service their going to trigger a series of nuclear explosions that will rip the Earth apart so they can use the energy created to jump start their space ship.

Faced with imminent destruction in Retcon #4, what does detective John Case do? He takes a long soak in the tub with Lady Ironwrath. Can’t say I blame him, she is kinda cute in a statuesque, warrior princess sort of way, but as this is all a precursor to a human sacrifice that is meant to be the earth’s last hope of survival, cleanliness may not be next to Godliness after all.

That’s always supposing in Retcon #4, some guy named Brandon who has a demon inside him can’t kick the living daylights out of the alien nasty behind this plan and save the world that way. If neither of these last ditch efforts work, the only chance left is for the entire planet to get some kind of cosmic re-boot that ends this existence and starts another one. Confused? You should be.

Retcon #4 has ‘wierdos, aliens, transdimensional gadflies and demigods’ to quote detective Case’s summation of events so far. Matt Nixon and Toby Cypress serve up a delectable mix of sci-fi, supernatural and action thriller mayhem as the Earth hurtles towards destruction. If things have gotten this complicated after just four issues, the rest of this story arc looks set to be a doozy.

Compact and fast paced, you’ll get dizzy as the action moves in Retcon #4  from one set of characters to another, each one capable of carrying the story line on their own, but it’s well worth the price of admission because this is one heck of a thrill ride, and, if we all survive, can’t wait to see what happened next.



Reviewer: Gary Orchard
Reviews Editor: Steve Hooker

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